Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m.
Dee Gordon, 2B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Matt Kemp, CF
Scott Van Slyke, LF
Juan Uribe, 3B
A.J. Ellis, C
Zack Greinke, P

By Jon Weisman

Dee Gordon is making his fifth start of the season against a left-handed pitcher tonight, the 11th lefty to start against the Dodgers this season. Overall against southpaws in 2014, Gordon is 6 for 35 with no walks, for a .171 on-base percentage, .229 slugging and .400 OPS, shy even of his career .484 OPS against lefties.

Gordon is in the MLB bottom 10 for offense against lefties this season. The second baseman is, for what it’s worth, 3 for 9 lifetime against Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley.

One of the oddest platoon differentials in 2014 for the Dodgers comes from Matt Kemp, who is OPSing .996 against righties but is only 8 for 41 with a walk and no homers (.483 OPS) so far against lefties. For his career, Kemp is OPSing .956 against portsiders.

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Juan Uribe is making his first start since May 8. Essentially, this is the first game the 22-20 Dodgers have had their full complement of position players available to start since A.J. Ellis’ last game before he went on the disabled list, April 5.

Uribe had two singles and a walk in his last 18 plate appearances before his injury, lowering his OPS from  .876 to .801. He doubled as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday.